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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Simples
By James Joyce
 
O bella, bionda
sei come l’onda
OF cool sweet dew and radiance mild
The moon a web of silence weaves
In the still garden where a child
Gathers the simple salad leaves.
 
A moon-dew stars her hanging hair,        5
And moonlight touches her young brow;
And, gathering, she sings an air:
“Fair as the wave is, fair art thou.”
 
Be mine, I pray, a waxen ear
To shield me from her childish croon,        10
And mine a shielded heart to her
Who gathers simples of the moon.
 
 
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